ROSEWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS
and its real estate
development partners, Santa Barbara Partnership and DINE, announced
that they began construction on La Solana, a Rosewood Resort, in
Punta Mita, Mexico. The upscale resort is scheduled to open in
2005. Located at the 1,500-acre Punta Mita development 35 miles
northwest of Puerto Vallarta, La Solana will consist of 83 rooms
with individual plunge pools and terraces, as well as 57
privately-owned villas. The resort will feature a full-service spa
with 14 treatment rooms and two "spa suites," a tequila bar,
upscale boutiques and several restaurants. La Solana will be
Rosewood's second resort in Mexico, following the opening of Las
Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos in 1997. Punta Mita is home to the
140-room Four Seasons Punta Mita and to a Jack Nicklaus-designed
18-hole golf course. Plans call for Punta Mita to have a total of
four resorts, three golf courses, an equestrian center and a
AEROMEXICO and CONTINENTAL
AIRLINES signed a 10-year code-share agreement for flights
between the U.S. and Mexico beginning in first-quarter 2004. The
agreement will provide direct connections from 13 U.S. cities to 24
destinations in Mexico. Under the agreement, the airlines will
offer interline E-ticketing, allow Aeromexico's Club Premier and
Continental's OnePass customers to accrue and redeem miles on both
programs and offer airport lounge reciprocity. Aeromexico also has
a code-share agreement with Delta Air Lines.
PLEASANT HOLIDAYS added the all-inclusive Riu
Palace Las Americas to its Cancun product line for stays beginning
Feb. 7. Seven-night, air-inclusive packages start at $1,838 per
person, double, from Los Angeles and $1,826 from San Francisco.
Prices include roundtrip air fare; airport transfers; all meals,
snacks, beverages and activities; and hotel taxes and surcharges.
Pleasant's roundtrip flights to Cancun operate on Saturdays using
ATA Airlines. For information or reservations, call (800) 448-3333
or visit the Web at www.pleasantagent.com.
AVALON RESORTS is offering a Super Sale this
winter at its properties in Cancun and Isla Mujeres. The promotion
is valid for travel through Jan. 31; travel must be booked by Jan.
15. Super Sale rates are available at the Avalon Reef Club in Isla
Mujeres and the Avalon Grand in Cancun. Rates start at $99 a night,
per person; wholesale net rates start at $69 per person. To book
the Super Sale rate, call (800) 261-5014 or visit the Web at www.avalonvacations.com.